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YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Pete Davis, Dan Hare, 2008
Season: All
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Submitted By: J. Fox on Jan 2, 2009

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Mike W. leading Intuition, 1/2/2009.


About 40' left of The Ground Doesn't Lie, climb a dirty/broken chimney/dihedral to a ledge, then go up the face following the three bolts present. There is a two bolt anchor on the face where it finally gets interesting.


This is in the Overhang area, left of The Ground Doesn't Lie.


Three bolts, but a large nut protects the run out before the first bolt, which is about 20' off the deck.

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By Tom Shelly
Aug 8, 2009

Both my friend and I climbed this route today (8-8-09) and it was not a fun route in our opinions. The run out to the first bolt is long and unnecessary. The run out between bolts 1 & 2 is also long. The route felt more like an 8 instead of a 7. The line was full of loose rock and debris. We will not waste our time on this one again....
By Jason Jolly
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 11, 2009

Climbed with Tom... If you go to the right of the last bolt (and anchors for that matter), it's VERY brittle and loose. May not be safe.
I ended up having to go left both times to feel comfortable with holds that didn't move.
By Dave Clark 5.10
From: Golden, CO
Jan 10, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Easy to protect runout below bolt 1, and between b1 and b2 if you want, with nuts or cams. Cracks are still a bit dirty, but not a problem. Some of the potential holds on right of upper section do feel a bit weak, but plenty of choices. Maybe the loose ones are gone now.
By two chains
From: Fucken Zion
Nov 28, 2014

A must do... on trad. Bolts should be chopped.
Gear up to #4 Metolius. Bomber nuts! 5.7.
By Jason Antin
From: Golden, CO
Nov 29, 2014
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Fun little route. I wouldn't recommend this to a 5.7 leader without rock gear to protect the run-out.
By Cameroonski
Jan 26, 2015

I will agree with the previous comment here. Not a great beginner lead (and frankly not a great lead in general) because of the run-outs. If you have gear, probably a nice a little climb with some fun crack holds and good jugs.
By Benjamin Lantow
May 11, 2015

True to grade (5.7), but the runouts are just a little over the top. Not for a beginner leader or a 5.7/5.8 leader. Climbs at 5.7 once you get over the silly amount of runout to b1 and between b1 and b2.
By David Tennant
From: Denver, CO
Apr 8, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Bolts should not be chopped. This makes the most sense as a mixed line. Where the bolts are, there is minimal or no protection, as well as with the thin seam to the left of the first bolt, it's too small to take an 000 C3, and once it does open up, it's filled with non-easily removable slimy vegetation. It's not until your feet are 3 ft above the 1st bolt that you can get dependable pro in that crack.

This was a good mixed route, and I would not encourage anyone to hop on this only using quickdraws. Bring some gear to place.
By Matt Bentley
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 22, 2017
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a great 5.7 at North Table Mountain. I agree with other comments about big runouts before and after the first bolt, but a couple big nuts/hexes are PERFECT for the cracks you follow up the route. I placed two nuts and felt really safe on this route.

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